A reception was held at the Grand Kremlin Palace in honour of graduates of military academies of the Defence Ministry, Emergency Situations Ministry, Federal Security Service, Federal Guard Service and National Guard of Russia, and higher education institutions of the Interior Ministry and the Federal Penitentiary Service.
In the opening speech, the President Vladimir Putin pointed out: “At all times and throughout centuries, the Russian officers’ corps served its Fatherland faithfully, while Russian commanders were always known for their ironclad will and courage, professionalism and respect for their subordinates, and readiness to sacrifice themselves for the Fatherland and their comrades-in-arms”.
75 graduates from the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Universities took part in the ceremonial reception, including the Emergencies Minister Yevgeniy Zinichev. All of them graduated with honors and gold medals. Company and senior officers of the Ministers were invited to the ceremony.
Materials provided by www.kremlin.ru.